Overdrive Extra

You can be a change agent

| January 14, 2013

"Look around. Our industry needs help – and I want you to help me make it better."

It never hurts to ask

| January 11, 2013

I’m going to give you three quick lessons today. Two of them won’t apply to most of you. One of them pretty much applies to all of us I’ve had horrible skin my whole life. I’ll ...

Rocky Mountain High? Not when it comes to diesel prices

| January 11, 2013

Increased production at refineries and reduced demands makes buying fuel in Rocky Mountain region easier on the wallet.

A lease-purchase success story

| January 10, 2013

Meet Andre Jackson, a U.S. Xpress driver on his third lease-purchase truck -- his experience with the plans has been largely positive, he says.

Heavy-duty dream machines

| January 04, 2013

If you’re not already familiar with the Blastolene Brothers, there’s a good chance you’ve seen their work: Jay Leno famously purchased – and occasionally drives – one of their designs, the “Blastolene Special,” an extra-large ...

Signs of the times: Study says digital billboards distracting

| January 04, 2013

The study, conducted by researchers at the Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, concluded that drivers looked at digital billboards significantly longer than they did at other signs on the same stretch of road,

This tax break survived – and can benefit you

| January 03, 2013

An HSA pays off by cutting your taxes. It allows you to save pretax income into the account, just as many owner-operators do with Individual Retirement Accounts.

Owning a trailer can pay off in more ways than one

| December 27, 2012

Putting the owner-operator in ownership of the trailer drastically reduces maintenance problems, as well as the downtime that comes with them.

About Overdrive Extra

Overdrive Extra is a continuing blog on a wide-range of trucking-related topics brought to you by various Overdrive editors.

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Max Heine

Max Heine is editorial director of Overdrive and writes regularly ...

Jack Roberts

Jack Roberts is executive editor for CCJ and equipment editor for ...

James Jaillet

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